A. J. P. Taylor Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous A. J. P. Taylor quotes and sayings (historian). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“Nothing is inevitable until it happens.”
“He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“Psychoanalysts believe that the only 'normal' people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.”
“Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.”
A. J. P. Taylor Quotes
“There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting.”

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